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The following page provides a range of photos of the
DA Dodge Ambulance introduced into Victorian 
Ambulance Service between 1929 & 1930

 

 
 

The Series DA Dodge was manufactured by Dodge Brothers of the USA (now under ownership of Chrysler) between 1929 until March 1930.  The DA was an offshoot of the 1927 Victory Six Dodge vehcile.  It's new styling characteristic reflected the Chrysler influence was having on Dodge Brothers with distinct features including the bowel shaped headlights mounted on a bowed tie bar, and a narrow bright metal molding  attached to the end of the hood. Other standard features of the DA Dodge included an inline L-head six cylinder cast iron engine block, Northeastern ignition, a gasoline filter, lovejoy shock absorbers, selective sliding gear transmission, 3 speed gearbox, semi floating rear axle, hydraulic brakes and a new exhaust manifold that ran from the front of the engine rather than the back as in previous models.

 

Melbourne's 1929 DA Dodge
outside Footscray Branch

Vehicle Number 6 - 1929 DA Dodge Ambulance
photographed in St Kilda in 1932

 

 

 

 

 Stretcher loading of a DA Dodge

 

 

 

 

Melbourne's fleet of DA Dodge
Ambulances pictured outside the Melbourne's
Latrobe St Headquarters in 1930.

Vehicle Number 6 - DA Dodge photographed
in 1933 outside the newly opened
Camberwell Ambulance Station

 

 

 

 

Sale’s 1929 DA Dodge Ambulance, parked
outside Sale Fire Station where it was stored for
many years being operate by the local firefighters
who were trained in basic first aid. 

 

 

 

 

Interior of a DA Dodge

 

Melbourne's fleet of DA Dodge
Ambulances pictured outside the Melbourne's
Latrobe St Headquarters in 1935.

 

 

 
 
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